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“Some resumes list credentials — like a college degree or professional certification — that sound credible, but were bought from “diploma mills.” Everyone needs to educate themselves on the steps to take to suss out suspect degrees.”  — Federal Trade Commission, USA

“When applying for international schools, we are often faced with the herculean task of proving the authenticity of our University certificates and transcripts.  The application is not complete until they see our original transcripts sent directly by our previous Universities.  Many times, even they don’t trust our original transcripts either and we need to take exams to prove our credibility!”   — International Students Organizations

If you are a University faculty or a provider of certified courses, this is probably something you deal with every time.  If you are a student, you are well aware of the pain in proving the authenticity of your certificates.  It’s not just the money that is spent for authentication, it is the precious time you lose and the anxiety you need to deal with!

“But why is this process of proving the Certificates so complicated?”

In a perfect world, there would be no forgeries, no fake certificates, and no scammers setting up shops to sells University degrees.  There would have been an inbuilt trust in the system.  But that, as we all know, is an imaginary world!!

So proving one’s credentials is complicated.  Every degree or certificate needs to be verified with the Issuer.  Many times the Verifying University cannot directly communicate with Issuing University.  So the students need to get involved in the process and facilitate the same.  Many times the students need to get some government bodies involved and also take up tests in specific courses when they can’t prove the authenticity of their credentials.

“Is there a way to make it simpler for the universities and the students?”

Yes!  Vlinder has the platform ready and is partnering with many schools and universities to simplify the Certificate Management process.

  1. The University issues digitally signed credentials using Vlinder’s platform and the transaction is recorded on the blockchain, making it immutable.
  2. All transcripts/certificates can be stored securely in the student’s mobile wallet and shared with consent.
  3. Anyone can authenticate it by using the QR code or link on the certificate!!!

Well, this is the future of Credential management and Vlinder is leading the way with helping partners adopt the solutions.  Contact us for a demo at any time. We will be glad to simplify your Credential management process!